Hidden / Caché (2005)

Michael Haneke directs Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche and Maurice Bénichou in this mystery film where a middle class couple of Parisian pseuds are stalked by someone sending them ominous videos of their lives.

Re-exploring Haneke this season, it is clear his bugbears are guilt, surveillance, secrets sins, the evil in children and the hypocrisy of society. He is cold and clinical, he plays with form deliberately making the camera an unreliable character within the story. This slow burner is probably his most accessible work featuring impactful acting and a puzzle plot that never loses its seductive uncertainty or unpredictable wallop.


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